Pakistani captain Babar Azam set numerous standards in the third and last one-day international against England played at the Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham on Tuesday. The 26-year-old highest-level batsman played the greatest innings by any Pakistani in an ODI as a chief.
Prior, Shoaib Malik had the record for the longest individual innings as a Pakistani skipper in ODIs. Malik played a 125-run innings against India in 2008 at the National Stadium in Karachi. Azam secured another honor, as he turned into the main Pakistani skipper to score a century in England following 38 years. Before Azam, [Prime Minister] Imran Khan had hit a century in Leeds in 1983.
During Tuesday’s day-night match, Azam played incredibly and made a record-breaking 158 runs. With his high score, he turned into the speediest player to make 14 hundred in men’s ODIs in 81 innings. In correlation, India’s Virat Kohli arrived at the landmark in 103 innings, behind South Africa’s Hashim Amla who made it in 84 innings, and Australia’s David Warner in 98 innings.
The star batsman likewise made a record of the longest ODI association of 179 runs with Muhammed Rizwan against England. With his ton, Azam additionally turned into the lone Pakistani cricketer to hit three ODI hundreds. Saeed Anwar, Fakhar Zaman, and Imamul Haq had hit two centuries each on English soil.
Azam couldn’t perform well in the prior two games as he was excused before he could score a solitary disagreement with the main ODI at Cardiff. He hit just 19 runs prior to being sent back to the structure in the second game at Lord’s.